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Sutherland Shire

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2015/16, there were an average of 25,478 international visitors to Sutherland Shire. Average length stay for international visitors was 21.2 days, higher than the average for New South Wales.

Tourism is an important part of the economy. Tourism Research Australia (TRA) run annual visitor surveys to measure the size and composition of the tourism market in each area, and this data is presented here. Tourism may include overseas visitors in the country for a holiday, business or education, Australian visitors staying overnight, or local day trippers visiting the area. These different types of tourists will utilize different services within the economy, so understanding the different tourism markets is important for Local Government and businesses.

Tourism Research Australia – Survey data

International visitors
Sutherland Shire - 2008/09 to 2015/16Sutherland ShireNew South WalesSutherland Shire as a % of New South Wales
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average25,478537,901--21.24,127,44375,552,726--18.30.60.7
2015/1629,434548,489+37.518.64,749,13786,572,307+9.018.20.60.6
2014/1524,116398,864-31.616.54,328,40879,453,005+5.818.40.60.5
2013/1425,818583,152+3.322.64,090,93375,098,293+7.218.40.60.8
2012/1322,777564,537-5.024.83,844,65670,063,401+5.218.20.60.8
2011/1225,243594,462+16.923.53,624,08266,573,737+0.718.40.70.9
2010/1122,844508,353+155.722.33,793,32566,132,974+8.717.40.60.8
2009/1018,472198,823-56.510.83,737,83960,866,347+0.416.30.50.3
2008/0925,094456,674--18.23,706,21760,609,594--16.40.70.8

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.

Note: "--" represents unavailable data or data that has been suppressed due to a sample size of 40 or less. Suppressed figures are still used in the 5 year average calculations.

International visitors
International visitors 2015/16, Sutherland Shire: 29,434 people 2014/15, Sutherland Shire: 24,116 people 2013/14, Sutherland Shire: 25,818 people 2012/13, Sutherland Shire: 22,777 people 2011/12, Sutherland Shire: 25,243 people 2010/11, Sutherland Shire: 22,844 people 2009/10, Sutherland Shire: 18,472 people 2008/09, Sutherland Shire: 25,094 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.
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